The Brody File is writing this blog entry at 3am on Thursday morning. I'm traveling back on an early morning flight from Grand Rapids Michigan to Washington DC. My one on one interview with Sarah Palin airs across the country on The 700 Club later this morning. I will post the 6 minute piece on The Brody File around 11am so check back. As for individual clips, expect those to move here shortly after 12pm Thursday.
As for quick impressions from the interview, (mind you I'm writing this on an hour sleep in the middle of the night) let me just say that she seemed very comfortable and at peace. The last time I interviewed her during the campaign in October of 2008 you could tell that while she was in good spirits the stress of the campaign was wearing on her. Not this time. She definitely has the "shackles" off.
The interview focuses quite a bit on the faith aspects of her book including the fascinating part in the book about how she asks readers to invite God into their lives. Wait until you see the part where she looks directly into the camera and calls out the "leftist media" (her words)when it comes to her Evangelical faith and how she sees a double standard in how the media treats conservative Christian politicians. She also is very candid when I ask her about how tough it is to forgive her enemies. I also talk to her about abortion and healthcare, her poor poll numbers,what she would have done differently in the campaign and her harsh words about campaign aide Nicole Wallace.
We've decided to break up the Palin interview into two parts. Thursday's 700 Club piece will focus more on her faith. Friday's piece will have more of a political/campaign feel to it.
The interview took place at Zondervan Publishing in Grand Rapids on Wednesday afternoon. We were the only camera there to not only interview her but get exclusive pictures of her meeting and greeting employees outside. (with Trig in her arms)
By the way, her bus has a picture of a moose on the front of it. That is classic Sarah Palin. I'm not sure that there's really much to say after that.